Summary of Calls
August 8, 2011 at 7:58 p.m.
The Seward County Communications Center received a call from a rural Pleasant Dale, NE resident in reference to an abandoned vehicle. The caller described the vehicle as a red, 1990’s Chevrolet pickup bearing no plates, located near 168th and Alvo Road. Deputy Ron Down was assigned to investigate and responded to the location. Deputy Down located the vehicle and advised there were two Craftsman mowers inside. After attempting to contact the owner, the vehicle was towed for safekeeping and held until the owner could make arrangements to retrieve the vehicle and the lawn mowers.
August 9, 2011 at 12:10 p.m.
The Seward County Communications Center received a report from a Seward County Roads employee in regards to a pivot spraying on the roadway. The caller advised the pivot, located near Highway #6 and A Street Road, was spraying onto A Street Road. Sergeant Dan Nantkes was assigned to investigate and responded to the location. Sergeant Nantkes made contact with the owner of the pivot and informed them of the situation. The owner checked on the pivot and corrected the problem.
August 9, 2011 at 11:01 p.m.
The Seward County Communications Center received a call from a Burlington Northern employee in reference to trespassing. The caller stated they saw two subjects walking on the railroad bridge over the Big Blue River, located near Highway 6 and First Street in Milford. Deputy Ron Down was assigned to the investigation and responded to the location. A Milford police officer also responded to assist. Upon arrival, Deputy Down made contact with two female subjects, who stated they were walking on the railroad bridge. Deputy Down gave both females a verbal warning in reference to trespassing on private property.
August 10, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.
The Seward County Communications Center received a report from a rural Bee, NE resident regarding a theft from residence. The caller advised an unknown suspect broke into a house, which is currently under construction, and stole tools and wire. The caller also noted the house itself was vandalized. Sergeant Tina Hitz was assigned to the investigation and made contact with the caller. Deputy Ron Down was also assigned to the investigation and responded to the residence. Deputy Down processed the scene for evidence. This case is still under investigation by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office.
August 12, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
The Seward E911 Center received a call from a rural Milford, NE resident in reference to a theft. The caller advised they had approximately 90 gallons of gasoline stolen from their barrels. The caller believed the gasoline was taken between Wednesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 11th. Seward County Sheriff Joe Yocum was assigned to investigate and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, Sheriff Yocum made contact with the caller, who advised a handle to the barrel was also cut off. The caller stated the value of the handle to be $10 and the value of the gasoline to be approximately $358. Sheriff Joe Yocum completed a theft report.
This case is still under investigation and Sheriff Joe Yocum is requesting anyone with information about this crime to contact him by calling 402-643-2359. Individuals that want to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the Seward County Crime Stoppers hotline at 402-643-3334. Crime Stoppers offers anonymous callers a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of any individual criminally involved in this or other similar cases.
August 14, 2011 at 3:40 a.m.
The Seward County Communications Center received a call from a Grover, NE resident regarding loud music. The caller stated there was loud music emitting from a nearby four-plex apartment, which could be heard from the caller’s residence. Deputy Shannon Stone was assigned to investigate and responded to the location. A Milford police officer also responded to assist. Upon arrival, Deputy Stone and the Milford Police Officer were unable to locate any loud music coming from the location given by the caller.
Summary of Other Calls
A total of 63 calls were received during the reporting period including the ones mentioned in the narratives. A summary of some of the other calls handled by the Sheriff’s Office included:
5 Animal Livestock Out
4 Assist Agency
2 Community Service
5 Motorist Assist
3 Traffic – Hazard
5 Traffic – Reckless Driving
4 Traffic – Parking
3 Warrant Transport
Detention Center Summary
On August 9, 2011, 25 individuals were in custody in connection with Seward County arrests/sentences/detentions. On that day, there were:
19 males incarcerated at the Seward County Detention Center
1 female incarcerated at the Seward County Detention Center
1 male at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln
1 male at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Tecumseh
1 male on GPS House Arrest
2 females Platte County Detention Center